Friday, December 28, 2012

Record #0216: Whispering Bells / Don’t Be a Fool – THE DELL-VIKINGS

Dot 15592 (original) USA, May 1957
Words & Music by:  Side A – Fred Lowery, Clarence Quick; Side B – Clarence Quick
Musicians: Corinthian “Kripp” Johnson (lead vocals), Norman Wright (tenor), Clarence Quick (bass vocals), Don “Gus” Backus (second tenor), David Lerchey (baritone), Joe Lopes (guitar), Ben Smith (sax), others unknown
Recording sessions: Universal Recorders, Chicago, IL, 1957
Highest chart positions:  US #9, US R&B #5

I already posted the Dell-Vikings’ first hit single here. This was the second one and also the last one to make it to Top 10 in both pop and R&B charts in the States.

List price:  Very Good+ is $15, Near Mint is $30.

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